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  • Venezuela
  • dagger, late 1800s–1928
  • Where object was made: Venezuela
  • wood, plant fiber, seeds, rodent foot?, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 55.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6802

The wooden stake has one end that is wrapped with plant fiber string and has a single row of round grey seeds. There is a dried three-toed rodent foot with brown fur at one end, and a flattened barbed wooden point at the other.